Pon has appointed Thomas Raith, the current chief executive of Derby Cycle, as head of all the e-bike activities of the Pon.Bike Group. In addition, Janco van der Heiden has been appointed as Derby Cycle's new co-chief executive. Raith will be based in Stuttgart, which is the official location of Derby's performance brand, Focus. Van der Heiden, who is the former chief executive of Volkswagen and Skoda in the Netherlands, will manage the development of the Raleigh, Kalkhoff, Univega and Rixe brands as well as the company's assembly operation in Cloppenburg, Germany, where he will be based. Both Raith and van der Heiden will report directly to Armin Landgraf, senior vice president of Pon.Bike. Derby Cycle is part of the Dutch group Pon.Bike group.